Inauguration of the Cluj - Birmingham route with Blue Air
Blue Air, the largest Romanian airline, starts operating the Cluj-Napoca - Birmingham route with three weekly frequencies today. They will be operated on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Cluj-Napoca - Birmingham
Starting in March next year, Blue Air expands its presence in Transylvania by allocating the second Boeing 737-800 aircraft, adding four new routes departing from Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport to London Luton (NOVEMBER March NOVEMBER), Larnaca (9 April 2017), Nisa (10 April 2017) and Hamburg (3 Jun 2017).
From 15 June to 2017, an internal flight will connect Cluj to Constanta, the Black Sea coast becoming thus very accessible. Also, Blue Air will increase frequencies on the route to Dublin, from two to three weekly flights.
Gheorghe Răcaru, General Manager, Blue Air: "We are pleased that from today we offer Clujians the opportunity to travel directly to Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK. Since the announcement of this route, the demand has been high, due to the commercial links between Cluj-Napoca and the United Kingdom, of the very high tourist interest, but also of the flow of students. Our interest in the Transylvanian market is underlined by the fact that starting with the 2017 summer season, we will allocate a second Boeing 737-800 aircraft to the base in Cluj-Napoca. Our development is in line with our intentions to stimulate tourism in Cluj County. ”
The president of the Cluj County Council, Mr. Alin Tişe said on this occasion: "Blue Air's initiative to develop this new route from Cluj-Napoca to Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK, is highly commendable in today's geopolitical context. I am confident that this new air connection will represent a bridge between the two regions served, facilitating both the creation of new economic or cultural partnerships, as well as the tourist flows to and from Transylvania. "
For his part, the Director General of Cluj International Airport, Mr. David Ciceo, stated: "The inauguration of the flights Cluj-Napoca - Birmingham represents not only a premiere for the Cluj International Airport but also the 6 Blue Air destination operated by the airport this year. The development of the Blue Air air base from Cluj-Napoca does not stop here, in 2017 new 5 routes will be opened and the second aircraft will be allocated to Cluj airport, ideal premises for Cluj International Airport to register traffic next year. about 3 million passengers. ”
Blue Air registered significant increases this year, both in terms of the number of passengers carried and the number of aircraft that make up the fleet. The company estimates 50% increase in traffic over the previous year, to a total of 3,2 million passengers in 2016.